February 13, “Embracing Our Incompleteness”

We want completeness, we want everything to have its place because then we know we are ok, safe. We make judgments on the color of people’s skin, the way they dress, act because we fear difference. But suppose we simply accept our anxiety of incompleteness:

Yesterday I heard a criticism of the kids in the Haight–of how they treat their animals-they should not have animals because they can not give them a home. And the kids in the Haight treat their animals,, better than most people, they love companionship; I was told that people have a hard time with me because I dress differently, am blunt and to the point, and stand with street people without question, and in complete defense of them. Again if we accept the anxiety of our incompleteness–we can move into a world of beauty, of love, of non-violence, of acceptance of people and all living beings.


It’s natural to have some anxiety about our own brokenness, our sense of incompleteness, our wanting to be other than what we are already. And it’s natural to be vexed over the perceived brokenness and incompleteness of others. But, as Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin says, accept the anxiety of incompleteness.

-Br. Mark Brown

Veganism is still exceedingly rare even among people who consider themselves spiritual aspirants because the forces of early social conditioning are so difficult to transform. We are called to this, nevertheless; otherwise our culture will accomplish nothing but further devastation and eventual suicide.Dr. Will Tuttle

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